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Taking Pills That Contain Nanotechnology

Carefully targeted and controlled delivery of substances into our bodies can be accomplished using nanotechnology containers. The containers can be routed to specific areas or tissues and can release materials at either a certain place or a certain time or span of time. Drugs, vitamins, oxygen, sensors, and more materials can be delivered in this […]

UAV Flies Around Inside Garage Without GPS

MIT has developed a 2 meter wingspan fixed wing light aircraft that uses new autonomous flight control algorithms to navigate obstacles in an indoor garage using its own sensors and no GPS data. Autonomous robotic plane flies indoors – [mit.edu] New algorithms allow an autonomous robotic plane to dodge obstacles in a subterranean parking garage, […]

Nano Quadrotor Swarm

The GRASP (robotics and automation) lab at Univ Penn is doing some fascinating work with swarms of small flying quadrotors. A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors – [youtube.com] VIDEO Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics. Special thanks to Professor Daniel Lee for […]

Body Sensors

Body sensors are small electronic sensors that may be implanted in the human body and can collect and relay information about the health state of the body to a computer, often using wireless signals. The amount of information that can be collected is growing and the types of information is highly varied. The information is […]

Personal Aerial Drones

Hobbyists have already been modifying radio controlled model aircraft to fly by themselves in drone-like fashion. They have added both telemetry and live video links to their flying aircraft. Now, commercial vendors are beginning to develop similar products. They are likely to shrink rapidly in size and cost and become more common. Drones that can […]

Naked Clothes

At MIT, a research team is developing fabric woven from light detecting fibers that are capable of capturing images. Instead of using a single lens to collect light and create an image, the web of fibers provides a distributed imaging capability across the surface of the fabric. A collection of many small data points can […]

Glitter

As micro-fabrication units become more practical and available, the need to identify and trace individual products for a variety of reasons (security, business, legal) will promote the placement of nano-sized trace elements into each product as it is manufactured. Over time, this will evolve into the practice of using random identifiers for each trace element, […]